In the waning moments of the session, lawmakers passed a top priority
of CFO Alex Sink, the "Safeguard Our Seniors" bill, which cracks
down on unsavory agents who sell annuities to seniors. The bill cleared
the Senate several weeks ago, but looked dead in the House. It was a
bit of a surprise to see it pass in the final few moments.
"I’ve met with hundreds of senior victims throughout Florida, heard
their heartbreaking stories, and fought for better protections and
harsher penalties against seniors scammers -- and finally the
Legislature did the right thing," Sink said in a statement.